WoW! Have You Checked Your Cupboards Lately For Salt?!

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Teri16
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   Posted 8/10/2005 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
My co mod, Heidi and I were talking tonight about how salt and heart disease just don't make a happy
couple!   yeah
 
From high blood pressure to heart failure we all need to watch our salt intake.  We started talking about some of the foods that we have in our cupboards and as we talked we looked and compared a few things - and holy smoke!! can you imagine that we found out that if you buy Lite 50% less than regular Soy Sauce, you are still getting 575 mg. of sodium in every single Tablespoon that you use?!  One slice of 2% cheese has 300 mg. of sodium!  Even our 'healthy' veggies contain salt naturally! 
 
So from there we started wondering how much more sodium we could find in our cupboards? and we thought we'd ask you... 
 
How Much Sodium Is In Your Cupboard?!
 
 Teri  tongue  & Heidi  tongue
 


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   Posted 8/10/2005 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Lemon pepper for 1 teaspoon 240 miligrams of sodium
soy suace regular 950 miligrams
worcestershire sauce  65 miligrams for 1 teaspoon
 Horseradish  mayo sauce husband eats alot of it 40 mg 1 teaspoon
regualr horseradish 0
mustard 60 mg 1 teaspoon
soymilk lite 120 mg 320 potassium for 1 cup
wow that is alot and I usullay let the soy sausce and worcestershire last a year nd mustard almost 6 months and my soy milk  2 weeks mustard along time I usally end up throwing ut mustard, soy sauce, and the worestershire and they are keptin the refigerator and  that is bad. I am on a very low salt diet. come on folks lets share our secrets on what is in our closets ok in the kitchen I mean so lets come clean.
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   Posted 8/10/2005 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
nono Oh dear, lol! I'm CAUGHT, Jeeez, and I thought I was only having 400-500.
I just checked mine & here's what I came up with even though I have no salt in my house.
115/cup milk
170/bread, per slice
190/my fave jalapeno cheese per slice
160/cup yogurt
105/6 cookies

Soooo, what I will confess to eating of the above (lately, under stress) comes to 1515mg a day.
I would say most of the time when I'm not eating ALL of the above (in addition to other stuff, non processed, therefore no content label) that I'm around 800-1000mg/day, semi-wild guess.
Did you guys notice that they base the %/daily amount on skull 2400 mg/day? I thought that was supposed to have been lowered to 2000/da, but that's not what the labels say.

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   Posted 8/10/2005 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's a link to a great site that is very helpful in regards to low sodium eating. You can get lots of great products and some wonderful cookbooks to help you lower your salt intake. It is owned and operated by a guy named Pete, a heart patient who is awaiting a transplant. He has an inspiring story which you need to read. I have ordered various products from him in the past and have been very satisified with everything I have received. Anyway please check it out....
 
Julia :-)
 
 

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heartangel
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   Posted 8/11/2005 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks will check out the site later on today Julia. we do have lots of salt everywhere . i cantaste food and say oh my gosh how salty this is.  I do use salt in my home made bread but it makes 36 slices. and then other things like fruit and veggies too

 

1 raw medium carrot=25mg

 

1/2 C raw broccoli=20

 

celery 1 stalk=35 mg

 

garlic raw 3 cloves=2mg

 

 small baked potatoe with skin and nothing on it=16mg

peas 1/2 cup=214

 

apples=0

small banana=1

canaloupe 1 Cup=14mg

Folks cranberry sauce plain 1/2 cup=40 mg

 lets all  watch our sodium and  Julia again thanks foir the link.

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Teri16
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   Posted 8/11/2005 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Julia, we are not allowed to advertise other sites that are selling anything... :( Hugs, Teri
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bc2
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   Posted 8/11/2005 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
i love salt but its a no no i use the fake stuff and find i use more pepper on every thing devil
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   Posted 8/11/2005 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   

No problem, Terri :-)

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   Posted 8/11/2005 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Julia!! tongue
 
Bob, that's what I do, too!!  Next we'll hear how that's no good! lol
 
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   Posted 8/12/2005 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   

I use alot of spices but easy on hot spices husband has  Barrettes  Esphogous and  Diverticolous so no seds no spicy foods.  I use alot of lemon and lime zest fresh ginger and  sometimes for a tang cumin or curry powder.

Lets hope peper wilnot be bad for any of us.

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bc2
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   Posted 8/12/2005 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
i always thought curry power was spicey that the indians use here in ga is yeah
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   Posted 8/12/2005 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
BOb I can buy a botle of it and it lasts me longer than a year and have to throw it out I use it about every 3 or 4 months when I make a good shrimo dish withbrown rice. Just a dab of it about 1/4 teaspoon full or less.
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   Posted 8/12/2005 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Bob, curry and cumin are both spicey, curry actually has cumin in it! Though, I would suppose it probably depends on who makes it.

I'm not a big fan of either - just my taste buds :) but I love pepper!

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   Posted 8/12/2005 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   

stanley likes that hot pepper sauce and flakes even though it is a NO NO on his dietary diet he still uses it. Not me Ijust use it for him if I use any of that I get mone out then I add those spices.

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   Posted 8/13/2005 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Before my problems I used to eat those grilled stuffed burritos from Taco Bell 2 at a time..They have 2090 mg of sodium each!...I`ve found though that in all the "low sodium" things they replace the sodium with potassium and in excess that is bad for you also

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   Posted 8/13/2005 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
You are right, Sara! Especially people that are on diuretics - you need to try and keep a happy balance between sodium and potassium.
Thanks! Hope you are doing well?!

Hugs, Teri :)
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   Posted 8/13/2005 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   

I bought some all organic cury powder 6 months ago here are the ingredients

 

Cumin

Fennel

Turmetic

Fenugreek

Coriander

Mustard

Flour

Gingerroot

Black Pepper

Allspice

Cayenne

it is salt free and MSg free but all those ingredienbts in allntural Cury powder wonder whatn is in the non oprganic kind?

Like I siad  6 months. then my son told me about crazy mixed up alt that is good I say what is the doium he siad 250mg on 1/4 T I said ok enough to high for me.

Yep Sara  their is a,lot of sopdium in the fast foods I have abook that lists all the fast food places and sodium if yuo want the name of the book folks e-mail me and I will e-mail yuo the name of the book and author ok.

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   Posted 8/13/2005 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
>>>I bought some all organic cury powder 6 months ago ..<<<
 
Homer: Now what do you have to wash that awful taste out of my mouth?

Vendor: Mountain Dew or crab juice.

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Teri16
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Sara, are you watching too much of the Simpson's?! ROFL
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   Posted 8/14/2005 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   

strawbery sugar wafers 7 g fat,25mg of sodium,12g sugar  I think these are the lowest cookies in sodium next to graham crackers and vanilla wafers.

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Teri16
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   Posted 8/14/2005 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reminder, Heidi! yeah I used to love having graham crackers for a night time snack, but haven't had any for a while...I'll have to add that to my grocery list next time around...
 
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PS  I get the low - fat ones, too!
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   Posted 8/14/2005 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   

I love them with lowfat cream cheese on it for a snak too oh so good.

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   Posted 8/19/2005 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I found another excellent link to Sodium and how much is recommended for us on a daily basis -- Check it Out! tongue
 
Diet - sodium (salt)

Recommendations:

Dietary sodium is measured in milligrams (mg). Table salt is 40% sodium; one teaspoon of table salt contains 2,300 mg of sodium.

/HealthLibrary/Encyclopedia/ency/article/002415rec.htm
(You may have to copy and paste this link and put it in your search bar).
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